I just finished reading Nipped in the Bud not in the Butt: How to Use Mediation to Resolve Conflicts over Animals and it was extremely interesting. I learned that mediation is better and drastically different than any type of litigation or negotiation. The best thing about mediation is that while you dissolve a conflict between the two opposing parties, you preserve a relationship. What’s better than that? Not litigation! Second, the book flowed so nicely and was very understandable. When I would read the book I would come up with a question, but as I continued to read it, my question would be answered. In addition, the methods such as Stop, Drop, and Roll and Address, Keep, Acknowledge, & Appreciate (AKA2) define the laws of mediation. Ms. Vey Voda- Hamilton is the owner and mother of mediation!